Remember back when teabaggers called their new party a grassroots organization that represented average Americans? Just this plain-spoken group of folks who were upset over the Wall Street bailouts, bank bailouts, deficits, etc. As we all know, they ended up merging with Republicans and now their representatives waste their tax-payer-funded workdays covering the asses of rich and powerful right-wingers.
The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, was passed in 2010 to crack down on traitorous Americans who park their cash in offshore bank accounts to avoid paying their fair share in taxes (sound like anyone you know? I can’t say his name, but his initials are “M”, “I”, “T”, “T”). Now, that grassroots, all-American group of teabaggers led by Rand Paul and Jim DeMint is claiming that collecting taxes from their rich pals could hurt big banks. Yeah, big offshore banks.
In another nice move by the people’s representatives on the right, Senate Republicans blocked a vote on the President’s bill that would have added tax incentives for bringing jobs back to America and eliminated business expense deductions for companies that outsource jobs (again, sounds familiar … some Mormon guy who outsourced jobs …).
And then there’s John (f-bomb) McCain, Senator of the state with the most outspoken and violent teabaggers in the nation, who weakened bipartisan legislation meant to strengthen our vital computer systems against cyber-attacks; systems that run our power plants, dams and air traffic control systems. McCain’s handywork was in support of the business community, because requiring minimum standards on cyber security goes waaaaay over the line for big business. Even McCain’s buddy (and Cheney BFF) Joe Liebermann was for the cyber security bill, which earned Liebermann a dressing-down from McCain in front of his teabag pals. Later, Liebermann was quoted as saying about McCain, “We agree on a lot of things, and whenever we disagree, he’s wrong.”
Hey teabaggers! How’s that grassroots organizing going for ya?